William Wilberforce

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William Wilberforce
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William Wilberforce
bySir Thomas Lawrence, 1828
Member of Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull
In office
Member of Parliament
for Yorkshire
In office
1784 – 1812
Member of Parliament
for Bramber
In office
1812 – 1825
Personal details
Born(1759-08-24)24 August 1759
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England
Died(1833-07-29)29 July 1833, aged 73
London, England
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Barbara Spooner
ChildrenWilliam, Barbara, Elizabeth, Robert, Samuel and Henry

William Wilberforce (24 August 1759–29 July 1833) was a British evangelical politician and philanthropist. He was a leader of the movement to end the slave trade.

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